Applications are sought for the first of five biennial MICA alumni exhibitions


The MICA Office of Alumni Relations and the MICA Alumni Board of Directors is excited to announce the first of five MICA alumni biennial exhibitions, which will begin in 2018 and conclude as a part of MICA’s bicentennial celebration in 2026.

This exhibition is made possible by generous gifts from individuals with support from the MICA Alumni Board of Directors, the Office of Advancement and the Department of Exhibitions.

Applications for the 2018 exhibition will be reviewed and selected by Claire Gilman.
Claire Gilman (Ph. D. Columbia University) is chief curator at The Drawing Center in New York where she has organized exhibitions since 2010. Gilman has taught art history and critical theory at Columbia University, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, The Corcoran College for Art and Design, the Museum of Modern Art and the School of Visual Arts (SVA). She has written for Art Journal, CAA Reviews, Documents, Frieze and October and has authored numerous essays for art books and museum exhibitions.

We welcome MICA alumni from any major or program currently working in any artistic medium to apply. All alumni must have received their degree by the application deadline date. Art/design teams and collectives are eligible as long as at least one member is a MICA alumna/us. The applicant should not be a full-time student at MICA or another institution; part-time students are eligible as long as they are not enrolled at MICA.

Please note, because this is a juried exhibition, submission does not guarantee participation in the exhibition.

Our exhibition will take place throughout the Gateway building this summer, from mid-June to late July, 2018. The closing reception for the show will coincide with Artscape and take place on July 21, 2018.
How to Apply

Please create a Submittable account and submit all materials on the platform by the deadline date of January 15, 2018 (midnight Eastern Standard Time). Applicants will be notified of a decision by early March. There is no fee for entry.

Required Application materials include:

MICA Graduation Details
Contact information
Artist’s Bio (150-200 words)
CV/Resume (No more than two pages. Can include links to blogs/social media accounts)
Up to ten examples of your work that demonstrate your skill and accomplishments in your genre or media. Please submit samples that were completed within the past five years. All work must be the original artwork of the alumni artist.

Joe Letourneau ’10
Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, MICA
[email protected]